Description1909-11 T206 Sovereign 460 Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) PSA EX 5 - Pop One, None Higher for Brand/Series! The T206 series offers a lengthy list of tobacco brand options that takes a mighty 500+ card promotion and expands it into a 5,000+ cards behemoth. The dictionary definition of "sovereign" is simply a king or queen, a second definition, "one that exercises supreme authority within a limited field." Either defines both the baseball icon himself and the exceptional representation it celebrates. Collecting every variant featuring this royal branding and the greatest of his era and unquestionably the most determined of all time usually means hobbyists must match that same determination when acquiring the six different pose/Sovereign series options. That said it is remarkable that this special auction, thanks to one collector of Cobb-like passion for T206s, features five of the regal six entries.
Offered is a Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) with a scarce "Sovereign 460 Subjects" ad on the reverse. Series 460 is the most challenging of the 150-, 350- and 460-Subject classes. Graded PSA EX 5. Currently, PSA has graded well over 2,000 cards accounting for all of the T206 tobacco brands. Only forty-two (w/any qualified) are confirmed with the Sovereign brand. That is just 2% of the total population! Only three are confirmed with the extremely elusive 460 Subjects reverse. This is the highest graded example of the rarified brand/subject series combination. Physical shortcomings, appear to be limited to some modest corner wear. Graphics are stunning thanks to such incredible deep colors and precise registration. We like to feel even Cobb himself would be impressed. Any excellent example of this now iconic card is a prized addition on any scale. This one is not your ordinary suspect.
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